Germany adopted the ban following the devastating consequences of Saudi-led war in Yemen and the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
By establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Houthis, Iran complicates Riyadh’s attempts to reach a deal with the Yemeni rebel group.
European countries quick to condemn Turkey for its anti-terror operation in northern Syria continue to deal with the Middle East's most egregious counter-revolutionary forces and are arming those responsible for the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
In a rare statement, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi condemned the UAE, a former ally, for "blatant intervention" in Yemen by providing "support, money and plans" for separatists who aim at "dividing up" the country.
The move comes after the United Arab Emirates-backed Shabwani Elite forces withdrew from the area.
The UAE's actions in Yemen will have the same effect their policies have had in the rest of the Arab world: spreading disorder.
Iran is likely to use the Houthis to give Saudi Arabia and by extension the US, a bloody nose - ruining any chance for peace in the process.
Information from French military intelligence, published by investigative media outlet Disclose, concludes UAE and Saudi Arabia deployed French weaponry from artillery to ships in their war against the Houthis.
Fresh fighting comes days after Yemeni government accused Houthi rebels of breaching ceasefire and refusing to withdraw from port city in line with December agreement.
Yemen's government and Houthi rebels agree on first phase of pullback of forces from Hudaida port city, a deal UN describes as "important progress."
Martin Griffiths, UN envoy for Yemen, says, "Such changes in timelines are expected, in light of the facts that the timelines were rather ambitious and we are dealing with a complex situation on the ground."
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